Apr 22, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the caution from ge about the industrial business. >>> coming up, is the end of tax-free online shopping near? we will present both sides of a hot debate that could impact your money. first, a look at how the international markets closed today. >> when you buy items over the internet, do you pay taxes on them? apparently a lot of us don't, there's no legislation that is aimed at making sure that everyone pays up no matter the state they live in. and a vote could come this week. we are in washington with more of the very controversial legislation. so, who is behind this move on collecting more sales tax? >> well, it's a good question. it's something the retail industry has wanted to do for more than a decade, make sure that internet vendors collect sales tax for products sold online. the united states senate is taking up a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from us of state companies. >> there's some items where consumers are price sensitive and online retailers that do not collect sales taxes can under ku cut can the brick and mortar retailer by 10% because of the situation.
Apr 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
et cetera to keep your maturity short. >> i want to squeeze in a tax question. we hear that the obama administration may want to put a cap on the tax exemption. is that another reason to clean up your portfolio now rather than wait? >> well, i don't know that it's another reason to clean up your portfolio, but it's certainly something to keep on the radar screen. you know, obviously, with everything that's going on in washington, everything is on the table. and with each one that comes out, there's a proposal that there would be a 28% cap on deductions so no one would be lower than the 28% tax bracket. that means you couldn't have all tax-free income that would put you in no tax bracket. in essence, that would be a tax on municipal bonds. mayors and governors are fighting this very, very aggressively. and each time they seem to get it out of the budget proposal and then a new budget proposal comes out and it's back in. i do believe that ultimately, state and local governments will be success chl in arguing that this will drive the economy right back into the recession and actually won
Apr 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
ago. finally tonight, just a friendly reminder, it is tax day. a new study from a group called the national taxpayer advocate using confidential tax data for being most likely to fudge on their returns. some of the hot bed areas, los angeles, san francisco, houston, atlanta and washington, d.c. and some of the top small businesses that raise red flags are construction companies, real estate rental firms because they tend to write off so much. so, there's so much going on there, that we have to keep an eye on those tax cheats. >> first, you got to file your taxes. >> and hurry up. you've got until midnight. thanks for watching. >> i'm bill griffin. have a great evening. we'll see you tomorrow. daniel mansergh: (♪) (♪) daniel mansergh: imagemakers is made possible by a grant from: celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image. and by the: (♪ upbeat music ) (♪) (♪ music continues ) (♪) (♪) (birds chirping) (birds chirping) (door opens) (crunch)
Apr 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
his consumers were most worried about jobs followed by inflation, taxes and gas prices. consumers may have concerns, but a number of analysts aren't worried. >> i think walmart right now is running as well as walmart has ever run since i started watching them in 1968. they are doing a fabulous job of bringing product at the price to the customer. >> reporter: and the stockholders are reaping the benefits. walmart sharesgained 27% er the last year,terhan the s&p indexand the broad s& sp 500 ereime period. courtney reagan.s repori'" >>> and owtomorre turn housg ane company to watch this earnings season. >>> so many american companies including many walmart suppliers move manufacturing out of the u.s. to plants in china, looking to save money. but things have changed. rising costs for labor, material and shipping has forced a lot of companies to consider bringing some of those jobs back home. phil lebeau has more from shanghai. >> reporter: here in shanghai, u.s. manufacturers who have set up plants here in china are facing a new challenge, rising costs. in fact, a new study out today fi